Director Of Curriculum

Meritas, LLC New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago

Lman Manhattan Preparatory School is seeking a full-time Director of Curriculum for the 2019-20 SY. The successful applicant will serve as the academic dean PreK-12th grade and will undertake and perform the following duties:

  • Promote LMPS curriculum practices and professional learning communities

  • Facilitate the curriculum and faculty/admin targets of the LMPS Strategic Plan

  • Facilitate Curriculum Council meetings with directors and department chairs

  • Work with Head of School and divisional leaders to set goals, plan initiatives and evaluate efforts toward faculty and staff development with the intention to improve student learning.

  • Coordinate and evaluate the curricula and instructional programs and make appropriate recommendations for change to the Curriculum Council.

  • Work with the Head of School, divisional leaders and department heads to develop

curriculum consistent with school mission, vision and core values. Review current curriculum according to the LMPS curriculum renewal cycle and recommend changes based on performance data, department research and international best practices.

  • Develop, implement, and design a comprehensive LMPS Student Internship program.

  • Facilitate on-going implementation of Atlas Rubicon to map LMPS curriculum following the IB ATL model.

  • Promote use for curriculum communication, integration, vertical and horizontal alignment.

  • Monitor and facilitate accreditation; MSA (Middle States Association of Colleges and

Schools), and NIPSA (National Independent Private Schools Association)

  • Promote and provide leadership in professional learning for all faculty and staff. Oversee the LMPS Professional Development Program and budget for PreK-12.

  • Serve as Standardized Test (ERB and PSAT) Coordinator

  • Responsible for approving student accommodations for ACT/SAT and other standardized testing as needed (CTP4, ERB)

  • Collect and submit required documents by deadlines

  • Collaborate with Learning Specialists and Director of IB Programming regarding requests for IBO accommodations

  • Coordinate with the college counseling office and the Director of IB Programming to provide parent training on procedures for applying for testing with accommodations

  • Manage training and scheduling of proctors for tests administration PreK-12 (ERB, ACT, SAT, IB)

  • Manage the scheduling of test administration for students during available test windows

  • Support the development of common assessments and assessment policies, and provide leadership and training to teachers and administrators in the analysis of assessments to inform instruction and curriculum development including IB assessments

  • Research, remain current, and promote educational research and best practices

  • Collaborate and participate as a member of the Administrative Collaborative Team.

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years' administrator level experience preferred

  • An advanced degree in educational management and leadership preferred

  • Experience with the International Baccalaureate program and independent schools preferred

  • Ability to articulate the school's Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of curriculum, instruction and best practices in PreK-12th grade

  • Experience creating and working with upper school internship programs

  • Experience as a curriculum leader, and ability to articulate and communicate about curriculum and instruction to teachers, parents, and students

  • Experience in mentoring, coaching and supervising teachers

  • Developed and demonstrated interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and presentation skills

  • Knowledge of and experience with educational technology systems and practices

  • Highly developed collaborative leadership skills in working with parents, students, teachers and administrators

  • Experience and expertise with ManageBac, Naviance, Power School, and Atlas mapping

  • Highly refined interpersonal skills and proven success working collaboratively in a leadership position

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